What is decidualization?

Decidualization is the changes occurring in tissues in which the fertilized ovum implants culminating in the formation of decidua, the highly specialized endometrium; may occur also in tissues in which ectopic pregnancies take place.

Decidualization is a process that results in significant changes to cells of the endometrium in preparation for, and during, pregnancy. This includes morphological and functional changes to endometrial stromal cells, the presence of decidual white…

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